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Texas Border Agents Arrest Burglar Five Days After He Was Deported

August 2, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Texas Border Agents Arrest Burglar Five Days After He Was Deported

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Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted burglar on Wednesday — just six days after federal agents deported him.

Border Patrol arrested Rigby Raziel Rodriguez-Rubio, 29, near Roma on Wednesday, according to the federal criminal complaint against him.

Rodriguez-Rubio, a Mexican citizen born in Reynosa, previously lived on the 5000 block of Los Ebanos Road, according to Hidalgo County jail records.

Investigators arrested Rodriguez and two relatives on July 7, 2013, after a burglary on the 1500 block of East Filmore Avenue, according to Alton Police Department records. They kicked down the door.

“I walked into the house, but I was very paranoid because the alarm was ringing. I only walked in a few feet before I decided to run out of the house,” according an affidavit Rodriguez provided to investigators. “I decided to run into the neighbor’s yard and hide there.

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“After a couple minutes, police got to where we were at and saw where I was hiding and arrested me,” according to the statement. “I would like to state that I know that I did not have permission to be in the house, and that I am sorry for what I have done.”

Rodriguez pleaded guilty to burglary of habitation, a second-degree felony, on Feb. 24, 2014, according to Hidalgo County court records.

State District Judge Letty Lopez sentenced him to two years in state prison.

Federal agents deported Rodriguez through Laredo on July 23, according to the criminal complaint against him. Six days later, Border Patrol agents arrested him near Roma.

“The defendant claims to have illegally entered the United States on July 29, 2015, near Roma, Texas,” according to the criminal complaint.

Federal Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos ordered Rodriguez held without bond.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Rodriguez, who remains in federal custody.

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